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 This day in History - January 31
421 Historic Events for January 31
1990

1st ever all-sports daily "National" begins publishing

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1990

Jushin "Thunder" Liger beats Naoki Sano to become New Japan IWGP champ

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1991

Robert Gibson flies record 27,040 feet altitude

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1991

Nugget's Michael Adams becomes shortest NBAer to get a triple-double

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1992

Mel Hein, NFLer (NY Giants), dies at 82

Death
1992

Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires

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1992

MTA raised tolls on most NYC bridges from $2.50 to $3.00

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1992

Wim van Heumen, field hockey coach (Netherlands), dies at 63

Death
1993

Superbowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB

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1993

"St Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances

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1993

81st Australian Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats S Edberg (62 61 26 75)

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1994

Dow Jones hits a record 3,978.36

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1994

Barcelona opera theater "Gran Teatro del Liceo" burns down

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1994

Pierre Boulle, French writer (Executioner), dies at 81

Death
1995

James Johnson, English MP (Labour, 1950..83), dies at 86

Death
1995

George Abbott, playwright/actor/producer (Damn Yankees), dies at 105

Death
1996

Gustave Solomon, mathematician, dies at 65

Death
1997

Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park), dies at 84

Death
1998

72nd Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats C Martinez (63 63)

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1998

STS 89 (Endeavour 12) lands

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1999

NFL Pro Bowl

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